Treatment for severe hay fever

Hay fever is caused by your immune system unnecessarily reacting to pollen. The hay fever season can last for many months depending on what you’re allergic to, some trees start to produce pollen in late January and some grasses can continue producing until September. Around 10-15% of us suffer from symptoms. It can cause significant fatigue and problems with alertness and concentration. Of those 10-15% of people suffering with hay fever about 10% of those do not respond to the usual treatments such as antihistamines, eyes drops and nasal sprays.

Kenalog injections temporarily supress the immune system enough to take away any severe symptoms. Commonly the relief from these symptoms can last the whole season. The active ingredient in each Kenalog injection is Triamcinolone acetonide which belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids (steroids) The main effect of corticosteroids is to reduce the body’s inflammatory & allergic response and they are used very commonly for many serious medical conditions. 

How many treatments will I need?
1 dose is normally sufficient to last a whole season however in some cases a second dose may be required

How does it feel?Kenalog is injected into the buttock (gluteal muscle) and is fairly comfortable as the medicine is not irritating to the tissue

Down timeNone

Treatment time : 10 minutes

Practitioner: Doctor 

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